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What Are You Reading? January 2012

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emr
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Post by emr » Thu January 26th, 2012, 9:19 pm

Ragtime in Simla by Barbara Cleverly, book 2 of her Joe Sandilands series
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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javagirl
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Post by javagirl » Sat January 28th, 2012, 4:16 am

After finishing Hood last week, I had to go on to Scarlet - the 2nd in the King Raven Trilogy, by Stephen R Lawhead. The ending just wasn't satisfying enough to leave it there without going right on. Today I finished Scarlet and again the end left me feeling the same way. So I'm now on the final book - Tuck. I didn't really intend to read them all back to back, but the endings just weren't the kind that would let me stop after 1 or 2. I enjoyed the first two very much.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sat January 28th, 2012, 10:58 am

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Mello
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Post by Mello » Sat January 28th, 2012, 1:01 pm

Gilded Spurs by Grace Ingram. I'm liking it so much I am going to redouble my efforts to get a copy of Red Adam's Lady.

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Sat January 28th, 2012, 4:58 pm

The Jesus Mysteries by Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sat January 28th, 2012, 5:14 pm

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Sat January 28th, 2012, 10:54 pm

[quote=""Susan""]A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin[/quote]

How is it? I've been wanting to try that series.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sun January 29th, 2012, 2:11 am

[quote=""Nefret""]How is it? I've been wanting to try that series.[/quote]

I haven't gotten very far in this book...it's the fourth one. It takes a bit of doing to get acquainted with all the characters and sometimes I find that there is too much detail (especially in book 2). I really liked book three. There are twists and turns in the plot right up to the final page.
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TiciaRoma
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Post by TiciaRoma » Sun January 29th, 2012, 6:39 am

Loyalty Binds Me. By Joan Szechtman

I picked this up when someone here noted the kindle edn was free on amazon. I just started it. Surprising. Fun. It reminds me a little of Connie Willis's The Doomsday Book.

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Post by EC2 » Sun January 29th, 2012, 12:50 pm

[quote=""Mello""]Gilded Spurs by Grace Ingram. I'm liking it so much I am going to redouble my efforts to get a copy of Red Adam's Lady.[/quote]

I have copies of both. I prefer Red Adam's Lady, but they are both book in my HF hall of fame, and not many make it there!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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